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    Germany World Cup party: Gotze dropped

Germany World Cup party: Gotze dropped

FIFA World Cup defending champions, Germany, have announced their 27-man party to the Russia Mundial next month. The 2014 champions who disgraced Brazil 7-1 at the semi final stage before overcoming Argentina 1-0 in extra time have kept faith with injured Manuel Neuer, despite their first choice goalkeeper being out with a broken foot since September last year. However, there is no [...]

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    Mikel, Moses, Musa, Lokosa… Nigeria’s provisional World Cup squad

Mikel, Moses, Musa, Lokosa… Nigeria’s provisional World Cup squad

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has named a 30-man provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) released the provisional list on Monday. Apart from the usual suspects, Junior Lokosa, Kano Pillars and Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) highest goal scorer, was included in the list. Super Eagles 30-man provisional World Cup squad Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho, Dele Ajiboye, [...]

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    Killings: Air force takes delivery of combat helicopters from Russia

Killings: Air force takes delivery of combat helicopters from Russia

The Nigerian air force (NAF) has taken delivery of two Mi-35M combat helicopters from Russia to combat the security challenges in the country. Abdulganiyu Olabisi, chief of aircraft engineering at NAF headquarters, received the new aircraft on Monday at the tactical air command in Makurdi, Benue state capital. He said the federal government had ordered the helicopters as part of its concerted effort [...]

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    ‘We’ll retaliate’ —  Russia threatens Britain over expulsion of diplomats

‘We’ll retaliate’ — Russia threatens Britain over expulsion of diplomats

Russian government, through its foreign ministry, has accused the British government of using one-sided and non-transparent methods to investigate the attempted murder of Sergei Skipal, a former Russian spy and has threatened to retaliate. Britain had earlier expelled 23 Russian diplomats from the UK. "Naturally, our countermeasures won’t keep you waiting,” Russia announced in a statement. “Instead of completing its own investigation, using existing international [...]

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    INTERVIEW: It’s not advisable to set a target for Super Eagles in Russia, says Mutiu Adepoju

INTERVIEW: It’s not advisable to set a target for Super Eagles in Russia, says Mutiu Adepoju

Mutiu Adepoju, former Super Eagles midfielder, is excited that top Nigerian players are active in their European club sides, with just a few months to the FIFA World Cup in Russia. In an interview with TheCable, Adepoju advised the Nigerian squad to play against Argentina as a team and not make the mistake of concentrating on Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero during [...]

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    Olympics: IOC lifts ban on Russia

Olympics: IOC lifts ban on Russia

Russia’s ban from participating in the Olympics as a nation has been lifted this afternoon by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The international organization made this known in a statement released this afternoon on its website after its anti-doping arm which tests athletes for drug cheats cleared Russian athletes of further doping offence. Russia was earlier banned from being recognized as a [...]

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    PHOTOS: NFF, Nike unveil Super Eagles’ World Cup kits

PHOTOS: NFF, Nike unveil Super Eagles’ World Cup kits

The Super Eagles' 2018 World Cup kits have been unveiled by Nike and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Nike is the official kits sponsor of Nigeria's national teams. The sportswear manufacturer presented the kits to the NFF at a ceremony in London on Wednesday. The Super Eagles' World Cup jersey was modelled by Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi while Sophia Omidiji modelled the Super Falcons' [...]

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Nigeria Breweries to sign 5-year sponsorship agreement with NFF on February 9 in Lagos

The Nigeria Football Federation and Nigerian Breweries PLC have consummated a remarkable sponsorship agreement.   According to a statement made available to TheCable, the official public presentation of the partnership will take place in a fortnight in Lagos on Friday, February 9, 2018. The sponsorship agreement is for a period of five years, with an option for renewal.   "The Federation was “excited and fulfilled” [...]

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    Oil prices hit $70 per barrel amid OPEC cuts

Oil prices hit $70 per barrel amid OPEC cuts

Oil prices were firm on Wednesday, receiving ongoing support from healthy economic growth and supply restrictions led by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia. NAN reports that brent crude oil futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at 70 dollars a barrel, up four cents from Tuesday. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at 64.59 [...]

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    Rohr: Iceland will be difficult to beat

Rohr: Iceland will be difficult to beat

Gernot Rohr has said Iceland will be a difficult team to beat at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Rohr said none of the teams in Group D --Nigeria, Argentina, Croatia and Iceland --will qualify easily for the second round. "Croatia with some of the best players in the world and the very strong Icelend team, who were at the Euro 2016 in [...]

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    Twitter blocks 201 Russian-linked accounts

Twitter blocks 201 Russian-linked accounts

Twitter has identified and blocked 201 suspected Russian-linked accounts connected to the spreading of false information in last year’s US presidential election. In an online statement, Twitter said it had looked at around 450 accounts shared by Facebook, after that social network conducted a similar investigation, and found that 22 had corresponding Twitter accounts. It also found another 179 related accounts and [...]

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    Putin considers fresh 6-year term — after 17 years in power

Putin considers fresh 6-year term — after 17 years in power

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was first elected 17 years ago, on Friday said he would consider running for re-election in 2018. The Kremlin has been coy in recent weeks about whether the 64-year-old head of state would run for another six-year term in the March 2018 election. In early July, his spokesman said the matter was still undecided. Putin was on a [...]

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    Donald Trump approves new sanctions against Russia

Donald Trump approves new sanctions against Russia

US President Donald Trump has signed legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia into law, a White House official said on Wednesday. The US congress voted last week by overwhelming margins for sanctions to punish the Russian government over interference in the US 2016 presidential election, annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea and other perceived violations of international norms. Trump, who has made clear he [...]

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    Russia to kick out US diplomats in retaliation to new sanctions

Russia to kick out US diplomats in retaliation to new sanctions

Russia has asked the US to reduce its diplomatic staff by September 1 and has said it is seizing a dacha compound and warehouse used by US diplomats in retaliation to new sanctions. The announcement, outlined in a statement from the foreign ministry, came a day after the US senate voted to slap new sanctions on Russia. Russia's foreign ministry also warned the US that it [...]

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    Russian parliament approves internet ban

Russian parliament approves internet ban

The Russian parliament’s upper house on Tuesday gave final approval to ban virtual private networks and other services that helped to provide anonymity for internet users. The bill, which was passed by the lower house last week, now needs President Vladimir Putin’s signature to become a law. Proponents said the measure would help to prevent extremism. Critics have condemned it as yet [...]

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    OPEC meets Nigeria, Libya to discuss possibility of future cuts

OPEC meets Nigeria, Libya to discuss possibility of future cuts

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) met with delegations from Nigeria and Libya at the weekend to discuss the possibility of oil cuts. The meeting which held in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Saturday and Sunday was attended by Khalid A. Al-Falih, OPEC president and minister of energy, Saudi Arabia; Mohammad Barkindo, OPEC secretary general, and members of the joint technical committee (JTC). The [...]

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